Previous Term's Events
Chemistry in Formula 1 – Sebastian Hirsz
Sebastian Hirsz joins us from BP to talk about the use of chemistry in Formula 1 and the automotive industry, delving into the world of Formula 1 and his role in BP as a Senior Formula 1 Technologist. Sebastian Hirsz studied Chemistry at New College from 2008-2012, and will tell us more about his journey into the exciting environment of BP and the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team.
CRISPR/CAS9 Screen for B-Cell Antigen Internalisation Regulation – Dessi Malinova
Dessi Malinova from the Immune Receptor Activation Laboratory of the Francis Crick Institute in London joins us to discuss the uses of CRISPR/CAS9 – a cutting edge method for genome editing – in identifying mechanisms involved in the regulation of B cell immune responses.
Sex, Drugs and Pest Control: Nectar Toxins and Pollinator Health – Professor Philip C Stevenson
Professor Philip Stevenson is a Senior Research Leader of Chemical Ecology at the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew Gardens) and will be talking to us about the research carried out in Kew Gardens on the behaviours of pollinators and their roles in nature, and how we may harness this information to overcome chemical problems in agriculture and other industries.
Uranium: The Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of the Periodic Table – Professor Steve Liddle
Professor Steve Liddle of the University of Manchester discusses his groups journey to becoming the first to synthesise a molecule containing a uranium-nitrogen triple bond, and it’s potential in the synthesis of more efficient nuclear fuel. Steve Liddle is also well-known for his work with Nottingham University’s “The Periodic Table of Videos” – a series of YouTube videos featuring educational segments on the Periodic Table.
Beyond Biology: Natural Inspiration in Synthesis – Professor Jonathan Clayden
Perhaps most well-known for his co-authorship of the renowned university textbook “Organic Chemistry”, Professor Jonathan Clayden of the University of Bristol joins us to discuss chemical molecules in nature, and how they have inspired us to create conformationally defined molecules that mimic particular biological functions.
Mars R&D Networking – From Bean to Bar
We are joined by Mars R&D as they talk us through the journey from cocoa bean to Galaxy® bar, and the crucial roles that R&D play in product development. They will also be talking about the Mars R&D graduate scheme, what it entails and how to apply. The presentation will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions over free drinks.
Riding on the Magic Carpet to Success – Professor Tom Welton OBE
Professor Tom Welton of Imperial College London joins us to discuss his journey throughout his successful career in research, and how you too can be successful in the scientific world. As Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tom Welton is a world-renowned expert in ionic liquids, and has worked with these throughout his career to improve chemical processes in many different industries.